Educational professionals from Qatar Foundation academies take part in a school leadership development programme devised by Harvard Graduate School of Education.
DOHA: The Education Development Institute (EDI) a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) has partnered with Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) in Massachusetts to launch a custom-made leadership programme.
The project is entitled ‘Implementing Strategies and Structures to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Qatar Foundation Academies (ETLQ)’.
Falling under QF’s wider year-round commitment to develop Qatar’s teaching professionals the programme aims to promote continuous life-long learning and supports Qatar National Vision 2030.
The initiative created by HGSE was designed to explore multiple frameworks for organisational development and develop skills in the practice of instructional leadership.
Launched with a three-day interactive session last month attended by representatives from QF’s Pre-University Education Office and educators from QF academies the project continue online until May.
“The programme will enrich our leaders’ insights and skills across several areas including instructional leadership and understanding of the value of sharing experiences working collaboratively reflecting on practices to implement strategies and structures that will enhance learning in schools” said Sheikha Noof Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani Director Institutional Development Pre-University Education Office.
“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Katherine Merseth Faculty Chair ETLQ Senior Lecturer in Education and Faculty Director Teacher Education HGSE and her team for the comprehensive three-day course.
“We look forward to a productive and professionally rewarding collaboration” Sheikha Noof added.
“The participants’ excitement is palpable. We have been warmly welcomed and look forward to continued learning together” said Merseth.
The ETLQ faculty team also includes Deborah Jewell-Sherman Professor of Practice and Tom Cassidy and Habeeb Qaudri regular contributors to professional education programmes at HGSE.